Bug#565462: /usr/bin/update-manager: Stalls after checking for updates

Gordon Brown me at gbroon.com
Sat Jan 16 00:21:45 UTC 2010

Package: update-manager-gnome
Version: 0.200.0-1
Severity: important
File: /usr/bin/update-manager

After Clicking check to look for updates it seems to download the necessry information but then appears to go in to a loop and does not continue to show possible updates.  Instead the checking for updates window remains with progress bar showing as if still active.  Unamle to close update-manager without killing the process.

Synaptic Package manager, apt-get and aptitude will update correctly.

Also the lock preventing 2 package managers is not active when update-manager stalls allowing other package managers to work.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages update-manager-gnome depends on:
ii  gconf2                        2.28.0-1   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gksu                          2.0.2-2+b1 graphical frontend to su
ii  python                        2.5.4-5    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-dbus                   0.83.0-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  python-gconf                  2.28.0-1   Python bindings for the GConf conf
ii  python-gobject                2.20.0-1   Python bindings for the GObject li
ii  python-gtk2                   2.16.0-1   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-support                1.0.6      automated rebuilding support for P
ii  python-vte                    1:0.22.5-1 Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  update-manager-core           0.200.0-1  APT update manager core functional

update-manager-gnome recommends no packages.

Versions of packages update-manager-gnome suggests:
pn  software-properties-gtk  <none>          (no description available)
ii  update-notifier          0.70.7.debian-7 Daemon which notifies about packag

-- no debconf information

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